FAQ Q4

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Willow Veterinary Clinic Norwich

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Q4. How often does my pet require worming?

It is difficult to prevent worm infestations so it's a good idea to treat your cat or dog regularly. If you worm at least every 3 months, it will keep your pet healthy and importantly, vastly reduce the number of worm eggs shed into the environment.

 

There are many different types of worm that can infect your cat or dog: roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms, ranging in size from just 5 mm to a frightening 5 metres ( if that makes you squirm, imagine how your pet feels!)

 

Pets can pick up worms from contaminated soil, hunting and from some parasites, who are known as intermediate hosts and who carry the parasite eggs/ larval stages e.g. fleas ingested during grooming.

 

Wormers can be given in tablet form, granules and spot-on format. Our staff will guide you to the best type for your pet

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